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Is the Irish famine considered genocide?

I think your previous sentence sums it up;-

It clearly was not an ethnic, race, religion "hate crime" type of thing.  It was the systematic extermination of millions of people for political and economic reasons, some intentional, some crimes of neglect and incompetence.

Definitions of genocide seem rather fluid, depending on who you're talking to and what the political weather is locally. But if you go to Boston and ask around, I'm sure you'll get a less nuanced opinion.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Mar 2nd, 2009 at 02:55:46 PM EST
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